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    Violence against ethnic minority women increasing: rights activists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:29am on June 13, 2017

    Ethnic minority rights activists complained on Monday that violence against ethnic women in both hills and plain lands was increasing alarmingly because of the culture...

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    Zulfiqur new ambassador to Brazil

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:18am on June 13, 2017

    The government has appointed Md Zulfiqur Rahman ambassador of Bangladesh to the Federative Republic of Brazil, according to a foreign ministry press release...

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    80pc assistant teachers to be promoted as assistant headmasters: Nahid

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 03:21pm on June 12, 2017

    Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday said 80 per cent assistant teachers would get an opportunity to be assistant...

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    Cabinet greets Bangladesh-origin women wining UK polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 13, 2017

    The cabinet on Monday congratulated three Bangladesh-origin female politicians Tulip Rezwana Siddique, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Haque on their win in the United Kingdom’s general...

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    PM to visit UK, Sweden

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on June 12, 2017

    Prime minister Shiekh Hasina will leave Dhaka tomorrow for United Kingdom and Sweden on a four-day tour. ‘She will be in London on a private...

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    PM’s Sweden tour to expand ties, boost image: FM

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:17pm on June 11, 2017

    Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali on Sunday said the prime minister’s upcoming Sweden visit will help expand cooperation between the two countries...

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    Rushanara, Tulip, Rupa shine again

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 12:05am on June 10, 2017

    Three Bangladeshi-origin female politicians dubbed as ‘tin kanya’ or ‘three daughters’ have shined again the UK general elections with their re-election in Thursday’s polls...

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    Japanese man hands back stuffed tiger head to Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 04:51pm on June 08, 2017

    The stuffed tiger head, gifted by country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Takashi Hayakawa back in 1973, has been handed over to...

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    US pull-out disappoints Bangladesh

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2017

    Bangladesh on Tuesday expressed its disappointment at the United States’ decision of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. ‘It would be unfortunate to lose a...

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    Lankan president due in July

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on June 06, 2017

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled for a four-day bilateral visit to Dhaka from July 13 to 16 at the invitation of prime minister...